Fantastic UK holidays are available at thousands of private holiday homes dotted up and down the country. Whether you fancy cream teas in Devon, vibrant city breaks in London or a Highland fling in Scotland, there are plenty of UK breaks that really cut the mustard.
Explore England and its varied landscape – spend your break in a charming Cotswold cottage or visit the Lake District or the Norfolk Broads. In Wales, book a city break in Cardiff or Swansea, test out your surfing skills on the Gower or find out why so many fall in love with Snowdonia and Anglesey.
Go to Scotland to join the crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Military Tattoo. You could take to the slopes in Aviemore or get back to nature on the Isle of Skye. Northern Ireland has plenty to tempt the traveller too: visit Belfast, the walled city of Derry or see the natural beauty of the Fermanagh Lakelands.
“Most perfect spot by the beach” We were a family of 5 staying for a much needed break. The house had been recommended by friends and I am so pleased I took up their recommendation. The house was just LOVELY, a perfect size, nicely furnished and with a
“Wonderful accommodation in a superb location” Following a very stressful journey, we arrived late and were met by Dick who was lovely. The cottage is well equipped and in a super location to explore the area. We were there for a long weekend and we ho
“perfect place to get away from the rat race and wind down.”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2015
good pubs not to far away plenty of good walks or if the weather is not good relax infront of a good log burning stove… More
“amazing place to stay for the weekend :)”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2015
Amazing place to spend for the weekend. Me and my partner went for valentines our 1st trip away and it was perfect, we really enjoyed it.The owners were fantastic and so helpful and the people in the … More
“home from home” Lovely house to stay in,we have stayed there the last 2 years over new year and its so cosy and homely. The owner is really helpful and leaves some nice welcome presents,wine and chocolates, bread and milk.There is so much space to sp
Dearholm was ideal for our familyof five adults and two children,loadsa space in all aspects of the house,well decorated,very well equipped and everything worked.Enclosed back garden ideal for dog and… More
“What a wonderful place for a holiday or short break”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
This year will be our fourth time staying at Dearholm, the cottage has all the comforts of home , with plenty of space. The cottage is well equipped ,sheets, towels even down to a loo roll plus a wond… More
“comfortable, well equipped, flexible sleeping arrangements”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2012
Very close to the station in a good location for the New Forest and local attractions. The house is well equipped, we cooked Sunday lunch for eight with no problem. The sleeping arrangements are flex… More
“A peaceful total retreat from the pace of life.” If your looking for a total retreat this is it. Off the beaten tract, quiet & peaceful. Amazing views over the Solent. If you want to venture out it's location is good for many of the island's attracti
“Peaceful views, quiet night sleeps - nice accomodation”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2016
Cedar Croft is a lovely beach lodge situated down a fairly long farm track nestling with several other chalets overlooking the solent. The directions and check in information supplied was very good - … More
“Cracking house in a beautiful setting” Coopers Knowe House is a beautiful modern home on the west coast of Scotland - a short drive from wonderful beaches and great hills.
The owners have thought of everything for this holiday home including a gre
“Perfect location for young and old if you want beauty and peace and quiet”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2015
We were a party ranging from 9 years to 50 years old. The house is very spacious and very well appointed with beautifully comfortable bedrooms and a separate games room offering a sanctuary for the ol… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I’m so pleased that you all enjoyed a good time and were able to take advantage of the creature comforts within the house and the opportunities for mini adventures outside. We hope you may consider returning to the Highlands sometime in the future.
Coopers Knowe House
“Amazing home in the midst of Scotland castles, mists, lochs and magic”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
There is a perfect combination of luxury and retreat provided by Coopers Knowe House. The pictures convey the lovely property, but until you actually stay there, it's hard to believe that there could… More
We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We’re naturally delighted that you liked the house so much and that you also enjoyed the drives to the nearby places of interest which we think offer simply stunning views. We hope to be able to welcome you back to the Highlands of Scotland before too long.
“The Finest Quality House...”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2014
Coopers Knowe is a modern house of exceptional quality, managed by professionals and owned by a lovely couple who do all they can to help you enjoy your stay - before during and after the holiday itse… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I’m delighted to hear that you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday despite the weather which sadly was not very good throughout your stay. I’m also pleased that you got to see a pine marten – the variety of the local wildlife is a real feature of the local area. We hope to be able to tempt you back before too long and that next time you stay at Coopers Knowe the loch will be bathed in sunshine for much of the time.
“Amazing Apartment in a Great Location!” We had a wonderful stay here! The apartment was amazing and it is in a great location to explore Chester with the river right on the doorstep, and the Chester Walls only minutes away. Close to local pubs and res
Visited with my husband a son for a long weekend. A stunning apartment, beautifully decorated to a high spec, the attention to detail is excellent, the owners really have thought of everything you ne… More
Reading your very kind review really does make all our hard work as a team worthwhile. I'm so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, and we really hope we can welcome you back soon. Warm Regards, Sarah and Team
“Cosy, quiet, super location” Barn owl barn is the best place we have stayed. It was clean, cosy and had everything we could want for our stay. The location was brilliant for exploring this Cornish coast, convenient yet still peaceful. We will be retur
A charming, delightful cottage to stay in while you enjoy beautiful Cornwall. Set in a beautiful country side location not far from Polzeath and Port Isaac. Tastefully decorated, well equipped kitch… More
Thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back next year.
“Super Cottage & hosts” We had a super holiday at Rowan Cottage, the owners were lovely, a welcome hamper on our arrival was great, the cottage was warm felt home from home, the views amazing and the weather was kind to us, we visited some super place
We loved this cottage, very cosey and like home from home. The owners have put a lot into this place. We arrived to find everything we could need, tea coffee, buiscuts, milk in the fridge and fire mad… More
Thank you for leaving such lovely comments. You may also wish to visit the nearby Black Sheep Brewery. We’re glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
“Amazing Time” We wanted to say what a wonderful time we had staying in the house. When we arrived it was all ready for us. We settled in straight away and we had everything we needed. We had great weather so spent a lot of time on the beautiful beach
We stayed in this lovely house for two weeks and had a wonderful restful holiday. The house is very well equipped and very comfortable. The garden is gorgeous and leads directly onto the beach. The ow… More
Thank you for your great review
Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
very relaxing place to stay. So good to be next to the sea as I grew up round there. Lots of cormoranst and a new beach cafe since I was last there.… More
Thank you for you wonderful review.
I hope to see you back
“Perfect holiday rental” Harpe Cottage was incredibly charming and lovely. The size was perfect for two, and the cottage had everything we needed. It was wonderfully decorated and we loved the wood stove. The crazy old stairs up to the second floor b
Lovely cottage, a heart-warming blend of old world charm and 21st century comforts. The welcome basket was a treat, including freshly baked 'real' bread. The cottage is set in a friendly little villa… More
“A perfect cottage”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2013
This cottage is full of character. It is cosy and easy to live in. Everything has been provided to make a pleasant stay. We would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.… More
“good location for visiting warwick , stratford”
Reviewed 24 May 2013
everything provided good quality fittings , owners very helpful very comfortable bed with memory foam mattress.… More
“Comfortable peaceful cottage” I visited Broadway with two friends on a garden and gallery getaway break! We found The Old Grocery clean, comfortable and located on a very quiet and pretty road. It was great to have the outside space as we were lucky
“Fabulous” Fantastic location cosy cottage dog friendly which is great,plenty to do with great walks and lots of places to eat at if you didn't want to cook. We invited our friends to stay on last night and they felt the same.
What a beautiful cottage with a lovely courtyard. Really hospitable owner, who has created a comfortable and friendly environment.… More
“Delightful bolt hole in excellent location”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2016
No negative comments to make. The Cottage is presented cleanly, well equipped and with no glaring omissions of any kind. All local amenities within a short walk of the secluded and peaceful, character… More
A nice clean caravan, with nice homely touches of chocolate bars on the pillows! Just the ticket after a drive. All the equipment required for a break for a family.
Good communications with the owne… More
Lovely guests, it was a pleasure to have you stay :)
“Lovely caravan, lovely owner!”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2015
We have just returned from a weekend in Selsey - the trip was booked for my wife's birthday so we took our daughter (22) and her friend, because my wife doesn't see quite as much of my daughter since … More
Thank you ... you are a lovely family ... and we share good taste in music :)
“Beautiful coastal property” My wife and I have just enjoyed a wonderful weeks holiday in Hilllcrest Cottage Cullen. The owners, Selma and Rob, were there to greet us and show us around. They had left us a welcome pack and had also given us flowers, an
Well appointed, great location with fabulous views, superb holiday house. Warm welcome from friendly owners. 300 yards from Co-op, cash machine, pub, chippie, chinese take-away and ice-cream shop.… More
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Hill Crest. We agree Hill Crest is a special home away from home in a great location and still convenient to all the local amenities. We hope to see you again for your next holiday in Cullen!
Selma & Rob
“Outstanding, lovingly maintained cottage with spectacular views of Cullen Bay.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2015
Beautifully decorated, furnished, well equipped and maintained cottage. The owners go that extra mile to ensure their guests have everything they could possibly need. Lots of nice touches, welcome ba… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay at Hill Crest. We would love to have you stay again any time.
Selma & Rob
“The best appointed holiday cottage we've ever had”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2015
This was a really fantastic cottage. The place is wonderful: the sea is down below just outside the front door, or just outside the garden, and most of the rooms have views to it. The garden is deck… More
Thank so very much for reviewing your recent stay at Hill Crest. We do our best to provide a comfortable environment for holidaymakers and are so pleased that our visitors are enjoying the property and all it has to offer. I think having a well stocked kitchen just makes life a little easier when you are trying to prepare a meal in unfamiliar surroundings. Hope to see you again for your next Scottish getaway!
Selma & Rob
“This chalet is an absolute gem in a beautiful location.” My family (adult daughter and son) and I had a wonderful time staying in this chalet. We are used to holidaying in chalets and are also used to bringing everything but the kitchen sink with us,
“Comfortable and cosy cottage with stunning views” Had a lovely week in Bod-Llawen. Cottage accommodated 5 of us very comfortably, and the fire and heaters kept it cosy and warm. Very well situated for Cardiff which was the reason for our stay, but we
A wonderful cosy cottage with spectacular views. Took elderly mother with us who thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Watched the Brecon steam train puff its way past during the day from the front… More
“Paradise in the Brecon Beacons”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
Bod-Llawen is the most delightful cottage in a small village in the Brecon Beacons. It was spotlessly clean and had all that we needed for a weeks stay and the beds were comfortable which is importan… More
“Great Place to Stay”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
Had a wonderful holiday in Bod-Llawen, excellent place to stay very comfortable, with all amenities. Great views from the house and very accessable to many places of interest such as the Gower, Brecon… More
“Perfect weekend in Edinburgh” We stayed for 2 nights during the Fringe in August. The location was perfect for the festival venues, and there is an amazing view of the castle from the building. Alexis was very friendly and easy to get in touch with,
“very good” lovely clean and well equiped caravan on a working farm well situated for both robin hoods bay and whitby. Very friendly owners. Nice views over open countryside and the animals in the fields. Will certainly be going again.
“excellant location” location location .. central to beautiful Cotswolds good local pub for lunch or late meals . cottage is well kept and the host Barry always on call for any problems .
Barry will help out at anytime day or night ... just ask
We arrived to find a beautifully clean and well furnished cottage. The gorgeous four-poster bed was so comfortable and the stylish,modern kitchen, well equipped. Honeysuckle Cottage is delightful and… More
“A lovely break away with a devoted host”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2011
We thourghly enjoyed our weekend break away in Warmington. Barry was a dutiful host and the accomidation was excellent and brilliant value, priced well below what it is worth. The cottage was in a sec… More
“Stylish and cosy studio cottage”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2011
The owner has created a lovely studio cottage, which is stylish and cosy. It is finished to a high standard and is well equipped. It is the perfect bolt-hole! We are coming back soon!… More
“Homely, comfortable and well equipped.” A lovely, little cottage. Very comfortable and homely. Extremely well equipped. Stayed with our two teenage boys and was able to take our dog. Would definitely recommend and may like to stay again ourselves. Ser
Although the cottage wasn't the easiest to find or to access, it was a very nice little cottage with all the necessary requirements. A very nice owner who provided a comfortable setting for accessing… More
“Very well appointed bungalow.” The bungalow was in a good location, well presented and very well equipped. The access to the front door had three very high steps - a little precarious when carrying a suitcase, shopping etc. Plenty of parking space. A
Stayed with a large group and we just fell in love with the house. We all wish we could have stayed longer.… More
Reviewed 7 May 2014
I stayed here with a group of friends and we had an absolutely amazing time. We brought some extra things down as we weren't sure what would be in the house but were very pleasantly surprised to find … More
“A very enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2014
The property was excellent with good views over Whitstable. It was clean and well stocked. The owner was helpful and easy to contact as she lives near by.
It is a good place to stay if you wish to t… More
“Gorgeous cottage!” I loved the cottage - has heaps of character with exposed beams etc. but renovated to a high standard with some modern touches that makes it a very comfortable place to stay. The location is brilliant - a couple of doors down from t
Beautifully, simply decorated, elegant little cottage. Spotlessly clean and dry. Gorgeous beds and linen. Great location to explore local arts history, long walks, cosy pubs.… More
Thank you for your review.
“Cosy cottage in pretty village”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2015
This cottage was perfect for our three-night stay. From the front door we did a lovely walk up to Ditchling Beacon which took 2-3 hours, and we also enjoyed a visit to the Arts & Crafts museum just a… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I have taken on board your comments about a table - I now have a lovely drop leaf table which pulls out to sit 4 people. Thank you
“Cosy cottage in the heart of famous South Downs village”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2016
We were looking for somewhere in a part of the world we know and love and found 10 High Street Ditchling through Owners Direct which fitted the bill perfectly. For a period cottage, this had all the c… More
“Excellent facilities, lovely house and garden and very welcoming - a great place for an extended family to celebrate.” Spotlessly clean and with good sized bedrooms. Plenty of indoor activities for all. Great barbecue. Thoroughly recommended. Tip -
“This was the holiday house that makes you wish you owned it yourself”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
I took my family for a long weekend because I had work locally on the Monday. We found the Coach House online and thought the pictures and explanations looked ok. We are cautious because we have twin … More
“a unique place in a peaceful setting”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2011
A great holiday cottage/home with all the mod cons but loads of character in a peaceful setting. Well equiped kitchen with great dining room. The lounge and sunroom are spacious with a nice log burner… More
“Autumn break at the Coach House”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2012
I stayed at the Coach House with my husband, mother and three teenage children for a half term break. We had a wonderful peaceful and relaxing week. The Coach House is a very comfortable and atmospher… More
“Perfect holiday home location home from home” We had A lovely break at 22 Cae Penrallt, Trearddur Bay
the bungalow was first class well equipped and very comfortable The owner Christopher even gave us a courtsey phone call to make sure everything wa
“Fabulously located, spotlessly clean and stylishly well equipped property.” Wharf house is located with stunning views of the river Avon and landscape beyond yet right in the heart of the beautiful town of Tewkesbury. The property was ample for a fami
My family had a brilliant week at Wharf house. The location was perfect, walking distance to the high street shops and restaurants but because of the river location it felt peaceful and relaxing. The … More
“A group of friends pretend to have a walking holiday” Great place for a group of friends to have a weekend. We managed two walks in the beautiful countryside and treated ourselves to the local pub for lunch, the hot tub at the house and social drinkin
“Lovely house, perfect for a trip away with good friends!”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
The house and surrounds were perfect for a long weekend away and the owner, Deri, was helpful and friendly. A good internal space for socialising with a group of friends, we managed to use every room … More
“Beautiful house in beautiful area”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
We stayed at Ty Gwydr with 6 friends (4 couples) and it truly is a beautiful house fully equipped with everything we needed. We weren't blessed with the best of weather but were able to have two day… More
“What a fantastic experience”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2011
I stayed in in Ty Gwydr for a couple of nights only, but I was immensely impressed with place. Easy to find, but wonderfully tranquil, it is a very modern building with all the mod cons. Despite havin… More
“Mr” An absolutely fantastic place, makes you totally feel relaxed. Great high standard of accommodation. Brilliant host who own the cottage. Made us feel very welcome. Great town amenities and acess to the great outdoors. This place is great place to
Really enjoyed our stay in the quaint cottage we made our home for the week.
Lovely surroundings and a minute from the start of the Tissington trail.
Maria made us very welcome and arranged parking … More
Thanks so much for adding the review, really appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again.
Kind regards Maria and Ian.
“Couldn't ask for more.”
Reviewed 11 Feb 2015
Stayed late January, beautiful cottage, warmy and cosy. Only complaint is that we had to leave eventually! The cookies and wine were an unexpected but very welcome treat!… More
Thank you for adding the review, really appreciated. Sorry you had to leave, be sure to book a longer stay next time round!
Look forward to seeing you again.
Kind regards Maria and Ian.
Reviewed 2 Feb 2015
Lovely old property - from the outside - very modern on the inside. Parking was a bit of a problem - but only until Maria gave us a hint where the locals park - after that we were fine. Very comfort… More
Thanks so much for adding the review, really appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Pegges' and your trip to England.
Regarding the small parking issue, this was the first problem we have had with parking, just slightly unfortunate that the Tourist Information office was closed at the time of your stay, as we usually have easy access to the permits.
Look forward to seeing you again when you next visit the UK.
Kind regards Maria and Ian.
“AMAZING !!!” We have never stayed in such a beautifull place, from the moment you arrive the attention to detail is outstanding, eggs, milk, butter, home made brownies, the decor is stunning and everthing has been thought off, there is even washing l
Lovely place, roomy and clean, and with all that we needed. Peaceful, and with beautiful views. A car is helpful as it is a bit out of the way. Very easy to get to Bath, and other thing of interest th… More
Thanks for the review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Grove Lodge. Hope to see you again soon! G and F
“Beautiful home with stunning views”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2015
We had a lovely week at Grove Lodge the lodge itself is equipped with everything you could need for your stay. Beautiful house, views and location will hopefully be back one day. … More
Thank you very much. We hope you do you end up creating your own version of Grove Lodge in Scotland. We'd love to visit! G and F.
Reviewed 19 Nov 2013
On our first trip to England to visit the family of my son-in-law, we were able to book Grove Lodge for our stay shortly after it opened. It was everything we hoped for, and then some. Plenty of room… More
Thank you so much for your kind review.We hope to see you soon!
“Thoroughly enjoyed it” We had a great time together. Location is ideal for coastal and inland places to visit. The area is dramatic and beautiful. The house was warm and all appliances worked. There are non feather duvets and pillows for asthma suffer
I've lost count of how many times I've stayed in this cottage and each time I go I feel at home. I took my mum for the first time who also loved the cottage and the beautiful surroundings it is in. T… More
“Excellent value for money”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2013
We found this property was absolutely fine for our requirements. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was a very good size. The weather was amazing and we had a whole week of sunshine so were ab… More
“A Wonderful Cottage in a Wonderful Area”
Reviewed 21 May 2012
We visited in March 2012 and found the cottage very clean and comfortable and warm, it suited our needs exactly. The beds were very comfortable, with beautiful views from the front bedrooms. The bathr… More
“Wonderful house, stacks of space, quality furnishings, cozy with character” Great house close to beach and mountains. Loads of space in house, sit in kitchen, seperate dining room, lounge with large open fireplace, 3 good sized bedrooms, master with e
“Wedding/ family break” This place has some of the best views of the sea I've ever seen... every night we sat outside staring out to sea with a glass of wine!!
We booked before my wife fell pregnant so at 6 months pregnant the hill was a bit of a st
Everything we wanted for a mini break. Perfect location with fabulous views ideal for our mini moon. Enjoyed the walk to Rame Head which is further than you think … More
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
I have just spent an amazing week at Windwhistle! The views are out of this world. A perfect relaxing retreat from a very busy life.
The chalet is equipped with lots of thoughtful extras, books on t… More